About Us - Kitty and
Kitty Gorrell began seriously studying art as a young adult and her creative drive has taken her from a determined beginner to an active professional artist specializing in subjects drawn from nature and her heritage. Following 20 years as a retail business owner, Kitty closed River Front Gallery in 2004 and today works as an Independent Artist, Instructor, Author and Promoter of the Arts. In 2006, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History presented Kitty with the “Order of the Arts and Historical Letters” award in recognition of outstanding service in the performing or fine arts in West Virginia . Kitty has also been supportive in the creation of Interactive Artist Magazine and is the ezines Editor In Chief.
Chuck Gorrell, a retired Vibration Analysis Specialist for Crompton Chemical Company, today works side by side with Kitty promoting the arts and presenting the Kitty Gorrell Ent. booth at several national arts trade shows and events. His specialty is working with the KG ©Kanvas Karriers plus framing of all styles. His custom framing work has found its way into homes and businesses around the country. He also manages “Gorrell’s Custom Framing”, a branch of Gorrell Enterprises located near the Kitty Gorrell Studio.
The Kitty Gorrell Studio for Creative Studies opened for classes in January 2008. The Studio is situated in a quiet, peaceful, country setting, ….. just the place to focus uninterrupted on artistic challenges. Kitty and her husband Chuck also host “Homecoming Hues, An Artists Retreat” every September in central West Virginia. This dynamic retreat is an independently sponsored and hosted event, open to all painters with the desire to expand their painting skills through outstanding classes and special assembly programs.